Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Downtown Update: Suspect sought in River North robbery; Man robbed at gunpoint on Red Line in Loop; More...

Chicago police have released images of a suspect who’s being sought in connection with a robbery near the Grand Red Line station last week. Elsewhere, a man reported being robbed while on a Red Line train in the Loop early Tuesday and a 19-year-old was mugged in the Gold Coast on Saturday evening. Here are the details:

Surveillance images of a suspect in a robbery near the Grand Red Line station. | CPD
A 27-year-old woman told police that she was on the sidewalk in the first block of West Grand Avenue around 1 p.m. on August 22nd when a man approached her from behind and took her phone by force, according to a newly-released community alert. Surveillance cameras at a nearby retail center and the Grand Red Line station captured images of the man. He is described as 20- to 30-years-old, about 6’1” tall, 180 to 200 pounds with short hair. Anyone with information about the man can contact Area Central investigators at (312) 747-8380

• Two men robbed a CTA passenger at gunpoint aboard a northbound Red Line train in the Loop around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to Chicago police. The victim said the offenders took his wallet, which contained about $60, and exited at the Monroe station. One suspect is described as male, black, 5’10” tall, slim, dressed in mostly white clothing. He had a tattoo over his right eye. The second man was also black, about 5’9” tall, skinny, and dressed in all black. He was armed with a black handgun and was wearing a fanny pack.

• A Lincoln Park man, 19, was robbed by four offenders in the Gold Coast on Saturday evening, police said. The victim was in the first block of West Burton Place when four men approached him around 7:25 p.m. When the victim refused to turn over his property to one of the men, another offender grabbed the victim, twisted his arm and took his valuables by force, police said. Police did not offer descriptions of the offenders.

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